THE 2022 HUMANS TO MARS SUMMIT

an Explore Mars Event

May 17-19, 2022

The George Washington University

Washington D.C.

H2M Registration: COVID-19 Guidelines

The 2022 Humans to Mars Summit is committed to providing a safe in-person experience for our attendees. As part of this, we are complying with all of George Washington University’s COVID-19 requirements. You can see their full requirements at https://coronavirus.gwu.edu, but as the Summit is an indoor event, each attendee must:

  • Wear a mask at all times indoors, except when actively eating or drinking
  • Provide proof of vaccination and booster doses 

OR 

  • a negative COVID-19 test within 24 hours of the event

Masks will be available at registration for those who do not have one. A volunteer will check for either your proof of vaccination or your negative COVID-19 test when you pick up your conference credentials at the registration desk. A photo of your vaccination card is sufficient. 

If you have any questions regarding these requirements or your attendance at the conference, please contact 

h2m @ ExploreMars.org.

Agenda

May 17, 2022 | Day 1

8:00-9:15 AM EDT | Continental Breakfast and Registration
9:15-9:30 AM EDT | Welcome and Opening Announcements
  • Chris Carberry (Explore Mars | CEO)
  • Janet Ivey (Explore Mars | President)
9:30-10:25 AM EDT | Will Humans be on the Surface of the Moon by the Mid-2020s and Travel to Mars by the Mid-2030s?
  • Moderator: Mat Kaplan (Planetary Radio | Host)
  • Sam Scimemi (NASA HQ | Special Assistant to the Associate Administrator for Human Spaceflight)
  • John Marzano (Northrop Grumman | Human Landing System Program, Director)
  • Hiroshi Sasaki (JAXA | Vice President and Director General for Human Spaceflight Technology Directorate) Virtual
  • David Parker (ESA | Director, Human and Robotic Exploration) Virtual
10:25-11:00 AM EDT | Networking Break
11:00-11:40 AM EDT | International Space Relations: Space Diplomacy and Security in Challenging Times
  • Moderator: Allyson Reneau (Author, Mom, Humanitarian, International Motivational Speaker, Explore Mars Board Member)
  • Mir Sadat (Senior Fellow with the Atlantic Council' Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security; Adjunct Scholar with West Point's the Modern War Institute)
  • Sam Scimemi (NASA HQ | Special Assistant to the Associate Administrator for Human Spaceflight)
11:40 AM-12:30 PM EDT | Orbiting the Moon: Artemis 1 & 2
  • Moderator: Joe Cassady (Aerojet Rocketdyne | Executive Director, Space)
  • Sheela Logan (NASA Headquarters | Artemis Integration Lead, Orion Program Executive)
  • Mary Kalayjian (Aerojet Rocketdyne: RS-25 Project & Component Engineer)
  • Mike Fuller (Northrop Grumman | NASA Programs, Business Development)
  • David Burks (Boeing | Director, Global Sales & Marketing, Deep Space)
  • Christine Edwards (Lockheed Martin Co. | Commercial Civil Space Deputy Chief Architect)
12:30-2:00 PM EDT | Brown Bag Lunch Speaker Chris Carberry (Alcohol in Space | Author)
2:00-2:55 PM EDT | How Can the Human Landing System program (HLS) Advance Human Missions to Mars?
  • Moderator: Jeff Foust (Space News | Senior Staff Writer)
  • Tara Polsgrove (NASA | Engineer)
  • Alicia Dwyer Cianciolo (NASA Langley Research Center | Senior Technical Lead for Advanced Entry, Descent and Landing Vehicle Technology Development)
  • Andy Crocker (Dynetics | Human Landing Systems Program Manager)
  • Karina Drees (Commercial Space Federation | President)
  • Nicholas Cummings (SpaceX | Director, Civil Space Advanced Development)
2:55-3:45 PM EDT | Mars Sample Return
  • Moderator: Mary Engola (Aerojet Rocketdyne | Sr. Manager, Space Communications)
  • Dave Murrow (Lockheed Martin Co. | Sr. Manager Business Development) Virtual
  • Albert Haldemann (ESA – ESTEC | Mars Chief Engineer, Mars Exploration Group) Virtual
  • Jeff Gramling (NASA Headquarters | Mars Sample Return, Program Director)
3:45-4:05 PM EDT | Networking Break
4:05-5:00 PM EDT | Maintaining Policy Momentum
  • Moderator: Mike French (AIA | Vice President, Space Systems)
  • Ezinne Uzo-Okora (White House Office of Science and Technology Policy | Assistant Director for Space Policy)
  • Tom Hammond (House Science, Space and Technology Committee Space and Aeronautics Subcommittee | Senior Policy Adviser)
  • Brian Israel (NASA HQ | Associate General Counsel for International Law)
  • Jean Toal Eisen (United States Senate Committee on Appropriations | Subcommittee Staff Director, Commerce, Justice, Science Subcommittee)
5:00-5:30 PM EDT | Manifesting Mars, Why the Mars Generation Will Lead Us Beyond LEO
  • Gitika Gorthi (NASA | Administrator)
5:30-5:50 PM EDT | NASA Goes to MARS
  • Bill Nelson (NASA | Administrator)
5:50-7:30 PM EDT | Onsite Reception | The Grand Ballroom at The George Washington University (RSVP Required) Registration Now Available

May 18, 2022 | Day 2

8:00-8:30 AM EDT | Continental Breakfast and Registration
8:30-8:35 AM EDT | Welcome and Opening Announcements
  • Chris Carberry (Explore Mars | CEO)
  • Janet Ivey (Explore Mars | President)
8:35-9:00 AM EDT | Jordanian Mars Analog Enabling Students in the Middle East Mac Malkawi (Borderless Labs) and the participating students
9:00-9:50 AM EDT | The World Goes to Mars: International Science Missions
  • Moderator: Tanya Harrison (Planet | Director of Strategic Science Initiatives)
  • Lori Glaze (NASA | Director, Planetary Science Division)
  • Tim Haltigin (Canadian Space Agency | Senior Mission Scientist, Planetary Exploration)
  • Sanjay Vijendran (ESA | Mars Strategy Team Leader and Future Mars Studies (MarsX Team) Coordinator) Virtual
  • Dr. Masaki Fujimoto (JAXA Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS) | Deputy Director General) Virtual
9:50-10:15 AM EDT | Networking Break
10:15-11:05 AM EDT | Mars, Innovation, and Sustainability
  • Moderator: Dr. Tiffany Vora (Singularity University | Faculty & Vice Chair, Digital Biology & Medicine)
  • Melodie Yashar (ICON | Building Design and Performance, Director)
  • Axel Krieger (Johns Hopkins University | Laboratory for Computational Sensing and Robotics (LCSR))
  • Raymond ‘Corky’ Clinton (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center | Associate Director of the Science & Technology Office)
  • Sydney Nakahodo (Seldor Capital | Founder and General Partner)
11:05-11:50 AM EDT | Designing Livable Space on Mars
  • Moderator: Beth Mund (Casual Space | Host)
  • Vera Mulyani (Mars City Design | CEO)
  • Alfredo Munoz (Abiboo Studio | CEO)
  • Hunter Stanchak (Colonize Mars | Founder)
11:50-12:00 PM EDT | MOM (MARS OXYGEN MACHINE), THE BEARER OF LIFE | PAKISTAN STEM STUDENT PRESENTATION
  • Moderator: Urooj Seemeen (E-Services and Technology | CEO)
  • Ninja Brothers: Hashim, Ayaan & Usayd (Pakistan | STEM Student Innovators)
  • Pink Ferries: Nusaybah, Eshaal, & Urwah (Pakistan | STEM Student Innovators)
12:00-12:30 PM EDT | Biologically Modifying the Atmospheres of Mars and Earth
  • Steve McDaniel (Reactive Surfaces | Managing partner, Chief Executive Officer, and Chief Innovation Officer)
12:30-2:00 PM EDT | Speaker Lunch Marc Hartzman (The Big Book of Mars | Author) – Registration Now Available

Parallel Technical Sessions

Technical Session 1 | Robots and Humans Conduct Science and Prepare for Human Missions (BETTS AUDITORIUM)
2:00-3:15 PM EDT | T1a | Robotic Precursor Missions
  • Co-Moderator: Hoppy Price (NASA JPL | Mars Orbital Mission 2033)
  • Co-Moderator: Linda Karanian (Karanian Aerospace Consulting | President)
  • Richard M. Davis (NASA | Assistant Director for Science and Exploration)
  • Michael Hecht (MIT Haystack Observatory | Principal Investigator of MOXIE)
  • Michael Gernhardt (NASA JSC | Astronaut) Virtual
  • Dr. Sherrie Holder (Draper Labs | Senior Space Systems Engineer)
  • Jim Garvin (NASA | Chief Scientist, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center) Virtual
  • Dave Lavery (NASA | Program Executive for Solar System Exploration)
3:15-3:45 PM EDT | Break
3:45-5:00 PM EDT | T1b | STEM Entertainment
  • Moderator: Janet Ivey (Explore Mars | President)
  • José Morey (Ad Astra Media | CEO) Virtual
  • Syd Blue (Syd Blue Productions | Writer and Producer; Fly Girl | Author)
  • Tamara Krinsky (Tomorrow's World Today | Host) Virtual
  • AJ Trauth (Marble Media | VP)
  • Robert Cooper (Writer | Producer | Director)
  • Bert Ulrick (NASA | Multimedia Liaison for Film and TV Collaborations) Virtual
Technical Session 2 | Essential Life Support Systems (AMPHITHEATER)
2:00-3:15 PM EDT | T2a | Closed Loop ECLSS
  • Darren Samplatsky (Collins Aerospace | Associate Director Business Development)
  • Robert Richter (Sierra Space | Director of Environmental Systems)
  • Phoebe Henson (Honeywell | Senior Advanced Systems Engineer - Human Space R&D)
  • Jim Broyan (NASA | ECLSS-CHP Systems Capability, Leadership Team Lead)
  • Barry Finger (Paragon SDC | Vice President of Engineering, Chief Engineer)
3:15-3:45 PM EDT | Break
3:45-5:00 PM EDT | T2b | Mars Habitats
  • Moderator: Jennifer Bowman (Northrop Grumman | Business Development Manager, NASA Programs)
  • Melodie Yashar (ICON | Building Design and Performance, Director)
  • Robert Howard (NASA JSC | Habitability Domain Lead, Co-Lead Center for Design and Space Architecture)
  • Ellie Morgan (Lockheed Martin Co. | Lunar Exploration Campaign, Habitation Program Manager)
  • Mike Elsperman (Boeing | Director of Exploration)
Technical Session 3 | Preparing for Mars on Earth (ROOM 309)
2:00-4:00 PM EDT | T3 | The Critical Role of Analogs to Prepare for Mars
  • Moderator: Beth Mund (Casual Space | Host)
  • Dr. Shawna Pandya (Orbital Assembly Corporation | Director of Medical Research)
  • Jason Michaud (Stardust Technologies | Chief Executive Officer)
  • P.J. Marcellino (Analog astronaut | Documentarian)
  • Mac Malkawi (Borderless Labs, Inc. | Founder and CEO)
5:00-5:30 PM EDT | Unveiling a radically different EVA Spacesuit for Mars
  • Larry Kuznetz (Planetary Protech | CTO; NASA Veteran)
6:30-8:00 PM EDT | Reception at the City View Room at GWU | Ardbeg Scotch tasting Registration Now Available

May 19, 2022 | Day 3

8:00-8:45 AM EDT | Continental Breakfast and Registration
8:45-9:00 AM EDT | Welcome and Opening Announcements
  • Chris Carberry (Explore Mars | CEO)
  • Janet Ivey (Explore Mars | President)
9:00-9:25 AM EDT | CUTTING EDGE: THE STATE OF SPACE IBM
  • Moderator: Janet Ivey (Explore Mars | President)
  • Naeem Altaf (IBM | Distinguished Engineer & CTO Space Tech)
9:25-10:20 AM EDT | Nuclear vs. Chemical Propulsion
  • Moderator: Bhavya Lal (NASA | Associate Administrator, Office of Technology, Policy, and Strategy)
  • Hoppy Price (NASA JPL | Mars Orbital Mission 2033)
  • Tim Kokan (Aerojet Rocketdyne | Principal Engineer)
  • Jonathan Cirtain (BWX Technologies, Inc. | Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer)
10:20-10:50 AM EDT | Networking Break
10:50-11:45 AM EDT | Entry Descent, Landing – and Ascent!
  • Moderator: Joe Cassady (Aerojet Rocketdyne | Exec. Director, Space)
  • Dave Murrow (Lockheed Martin Co. | Sr. Manager Business Development)
  • Douglas Trent (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center | Space Systems Team Lead, Advanced Concepts Office)
  • Dr. Philip Hattis (Draper Labs | Laboratory Fellow)
11:45 AM- 12:40 PM EDT | Keeping Crews Healthy and Happy During Long-Duration Space Missions
  • Moderator: Dr. Shawna Pandya (Orbital Assembly Corporation | Director of Medical Research)
  • Dr. Kristin Fabre (NASA | Human Research Program Deputy Chief Scientist)
  • Dr. Sheyna Gifford (Preventive and Occupational Medicine, Medical Operations | Disability Rights and Inclusion in Aerospace)
  • Dr. Saralyn Mark (iGiant | Founder and CEO) Virtual
12:40-1:00 PM EDT | TREKKING TO MARS: FACT AND FICTION
  • Morgan Gendel (Star Trek The Next Generation | Screenwriter; Planetary Shelter LLC | Developer)
  • Bob Moses (Two Planet Species | Founder & President)
1:00-2:00 PM EDT | Lunch
2:00-2:50 PM EDT | Enjoying Food on Mars
  • Moderator: Sian Proctor (Inspiration4 | Astronaut & Mission Pilot with SpaceX)
  • Pascal Rosenfeld (Aleph Farms | Director New Ventures & Space)
  • Shahreen Reza (Astreas | Founder and CEO)
  • Scot Bryson (Orbital Farms | Founder and CEO)
2:50-3:00 PM EDT | Preparing the Next Generation for Humanity's Future in Space
  • Priya Abiram (International Institute for Astronautical Sciences (IIAS) | Citizen Scientist-Astronaut Trainee)
3:00-3:50 PM EDT | Art and Music in Space: How the Arts Advance Mars Exploration
  • Moderator: Christina Korp (Astronaut Wrangler | Space Advisor | Director of Space for a Better World)
  • Sian Proctor (Inspiration4 | Astronaut & Mission Pilot with SpaceX)
  • Nicole Stott (Artist | Astronaut | Earthling) Virtual
  • Jancy McPhee (SciArt Exchange | Founder and Executive Director) Virtual
3:50-4:10 PM EDT | Networking Break
4:10-4:25 PM EDT | Awards Ceremony
4:25-5:15 PM EDT | How Can Humans on Mars Unite the World?
  • Co-Moderators: Beth Mund (Casual Space | Host) & Mat Kaplan (Planetary Radio | Host)
  • Kim Macharia (Space Prize Foundation | Executive Director; Space Frontier Foundation | Chair of The Board of Directors)
  • Artemis Westenberg (Explore Mars Europe | Founder & CEO)
  • Janet Ivey (Explore Mars | President)
  • Jim Garvin (NASA | Chief Scientist, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)
  • Priya Abiram (International Institute for Astronautical Sciences (IIAS) | Citizen Scientist-Astronaut Trainee)
  • Daniel Fox (SPACE 100.10 | Founder; THE FUTURE OF SPACE | founder)
  • Tanya Harrison (Planet | Director of Strategic Science Initiatives)
  • Chris Lyons (Janet's Planet Astronaut Academy | Student)

SPEAKERS

Bill Nelson

NASA Administrator Tentative
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Dr. Bhavya Lal

NASA
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Sian Proctor

Inspiration4
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Ezinne Uzo-Okora

White House OSTP
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Priya Abiram

Citizen Scientist-Astronaut Trainee
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Naeem Altaf

IBM
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Syd Blue

Fly Girl | Author
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Jennifer Bowman

Northrop Grumman
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Jim Broyan

NASA
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Scot Bryson

Orbital Farms
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David Burks

Boeing
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Joe Cassady

Aerojet Rocketdyne
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Explore Mars Inc.

ExploreMars.Org
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Tim Cichan

Lockheed Martin Co.
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Jonathan Cirtain

BWX Technologies, Inc.
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Raymond ‘Corky’ Clinton

NASA
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Robert Cooper

Writer | Producer | Director
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Nicholas Cummings

SpaceX
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Richard M. Davis

NASA
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Alicia Dwyer Cianciolo

NASA
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Michael Elsperman

Boeing
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Mary Engola

Aerojet Rocketdyne
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Dr. Kristin Fabre

NASA
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Barry Finger

Paragon SDC
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Jeff Foust

Space News
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Daniel Fox

SPACE 100.10
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Mike French

AIA
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Masaki Fujimoto

JAXA (Virtual)
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Jim Garvin

NASA GSFC
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Morgan Gendel

Planetary Shelter LLC
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Michael Gernhardt

NASA JSC | Astronaut (Virtual)
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Sheyna Gifford

Medical Operations
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Lori Glaze

NASA
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Jeff Gramling

NASA
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Albert Haldemann

ESA
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Tim Haltigin

Canadian Space Agency
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Tanya Harrison

Planet
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Marc Hartzman

Author, Big Book of Mars
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Philip Hattis

Draper Labs
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Michael Hecht

MIT Haystack Observatory
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Phoebe Henson

Honeywell
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Sherrie Holder

Draper
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Christopher Houk

Strategic Group
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Robert Howard

NASA
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Brian Israel

NASA General Counsel
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Janet Ivey

Janet's Planet
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Mary Kalayjian

Aerojet Rocketdyne
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Mat Kaplan

Planetary Radio
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Linda Karanian

Karanian Aerospace Consulting
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Tim Kokan

Aerojet Rocketdyne
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Christina Korp

Astronaut Wrangler
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Axel Krieger

Johns Hopkins University
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Tamara Krinsky

Tomorrow's World Today (Virtual)
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Larry Kuznetz

The Mars Suit Project
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Dave Lavery

NASA
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Sheela Logan

NASA HQ
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Kim Macharia

Space Frontier Foundation
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Mac Malkawi

Borderless Labs Inc.
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P.J. Marcellino

Anatomy of Restlessness Films
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Saralyn Mark

SolaMed Solutions | iGiant
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John Marzano

Northrop Grumman
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Steve McDaniel

Reactive Surfaces
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Jancy McPhee

SciArt Exchange
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Jason Michaud

Stardust Technologies
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José Morey

Ad Astra STEAM Media, LLC (Virtual)
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Eleanor Morgan

Lockheed Martin Co.
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Bob Moses

Two Planet Species
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Vera Mulyani

Mars City Design
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Beth Mund

Casual Space
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Alfredo Munoz

Abiboo Studio
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Dave Murrow

Lockheed Martin Co.
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Sydney Nakahodo

Seldor Capital
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Pakistan STEM Students

Innovators
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Shawna Pandya

Orbital Assembly Corporation
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David Parker

ESA
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Tara Polsgrove

NASA
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Humphrey

NASA JPL
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Allyson Reneau

International Motivational Speaker
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Shahreen Reza

Astreas
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Robert Richter

Sierra Space
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Pascal Rosenfeld

Aleph Farms
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Mir Sadat

West Point
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Darren Samplatsky

Collins Aerospace
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Hiroshi Sasaki

JAXA (Virtual)
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Sam Scimemi

NASA
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Hunter Stanchak

Colonize Mars
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Nicole Stott

Astronaut (Virtual)
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A.J. Trauth

Marble Media
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Douglas Trent

NASA MSFC
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Bert Ulrick

NASA Media Liaison
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Sanjay Vijendran

ESA
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Tiffany Vora

Singularity University
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Artemis Westenberg

Explore Mars Europe
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Melodie Yashar

ICON
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Explore Mars Inc.

ExploreMars.Org
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Explore Mars Inc.

ExploreMars.Org
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